A rare case of rapunzel syndrome causing small bowel obstruction

Abhijit Vipul., Pranav Pandoh., Shubhangi Sharma., Himanshu Pruthi and Jyotsna Sen

Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of bezoar in which trichobezoar is seen mostly in sufferers with records of psychiatric disorders, trichotillomania (dependency of hair pulling) and trichophagia (morbid addiction of chewing the hair), consequently developing gastric bezoars. The fundamental signs are vomiting and epigastric ache. In this case report, we describe this syndrome in a younger female.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8642.1398